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7 of the best… festive boozy buys

Time to stock up your fridges and cellars! Whether you're buying for others or yourself (hey, you deserve it), you can't go wrong with these seven divine drinks.

Never mind buying presents, the most festive fun comes from getting the Christmas booze in, I reckon. Here are Muddy we’re huge fans of our fab local tipple-purveyors so we’ve picked our seven festive favourite tipples, ideal gifts for the boozehounds in your life or for stocking up your own drinks cabinet. Chin chin!

Mad Mash Up

When one booze won't do! Check out this fab concoction straight off the pages of a CS Lewis novel. Part gin, part rum and with a myriad of ways to drink it.

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Super Aqua

Hattingley Valley make some cracking wines, but this bottle of AV Aqua Vitae is something a tad different from the world-famous wine purveyor. Straight from the freezer or as part of a cocktail and it'll give you life.

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This is literally Christmas in a bottle. The Portsmouth Distillery's spiced rum has super cinnamon notes and makes the perfect warmer on a cold winter's eve.

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Little Pick Me Up

Gorilla Spirits bring together a good dose of caffeine with festive spirit in its Maraba Coffee Liquer. Perfect on its own or as part of a espresso martini.

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Sweet 'n' Spicy

Made with honey from Tipsy Wight's very own bee colony, this smashingly sweet vodka comes with shot glasses for some mega festive partying.

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Creamy Dream

This one is from Dorset but we love it too much not to include it. Made from milk... YES! MILK. This vodka is super smooth and creamy, with vanilla notes. It's easy enough to drink on its own but makes a mean Bloody Mary too.

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Wight Siren

Muddy Award-Winner and the prettiest bottle in my drinks cabinet, Mermaid Gin features botanicals from the Wight and is perfect over ice.

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